5 Day Botanical Drawing Retreat Workshop at Hollengold Farm


5 Day Botanical Drawing Retreat Workshop at Hollengold Farm

from 275.00

Dates: July 18 - 22, 2016 Monday - Friday

  • Advance your skills and join in the fun for a week of botanical drawing and great food while gaining a deeper understanding of plants. At Hollendgold Farm get close to the Earth to observe nature. With colored pencil and watercolor pencil create drawings of the wide variety of indigenous plants and homegrown edibles in the grounds at Wendy’s farm. We may even enjoy consuming the subjects as our lunch!

    This is a very unique opportunity to draw in-person with artist & author Wendy Hollender. Students participating in the 2016 online Year of Drawing Course* will meet each other, share examples of their work and talk about their learning experiences. The workshops & retreat are open to other artist’s as well (it is not mandatory to be enrolled in the Year-of-Drawing Course to attend these workshops). 

    Wendy's “Grisaille” undertone technique with a top layer of color creates illuminated realistic plant portraits. This satisfying technique requires simple tools which allows artists to wander around the farm yard and explore the fields ‘capturing’ found subjects. The flora and fauna continually change with the seasons, weather and conditions. For advanced artists, layering and resist techniques such as masking and embossing will be practiced.

Hollengold Farm, Accord, NY

Farm fresh lunch included 

Class is from 10:00 - 4:00pm each day.

If you are coming from far away we have  suggestions  for overnight stays in the area. 

Air B & B's:

Our friend Loretta is offering a room in her home in New Paltz. The fee is $25 per night. The house is located in the village on 20 Pinecrest Road, New Paltz, NY. Inquire at: lamurin@earthlink.net

Our neighbors at the Hudson Valley Seed Library have a great new Air B & B. Here is the link:
Modern Apartment on Organic Seed Farm

This cute Cozy Farm House is just around the corner; perfect for groups, too.

Tim and Beth's Farm, Located in Accord, NY, within 3 miles of Hollengold Farm, this 27 acre Farm is home to horses, chickens, bunnies, dogs, cats and other farm animals.  "Whether you arrive here by car or bus and taxi there are plenty of things to do right here on the farm and in the surrounding towns.  In summer you can swim in the creek that runs through our property, take a walk on the horse trails or visit with the horses and chickens." A great place to stay with a group of your botanical drawing friends!

Beth Woronoff and Tim Ganon
Country and Farm Bed & Breakfast
71 Stonykill Rd.
Accord, New York 12404
Phone: 845-626-4596
Email: info@countryandfarm.com

Website: http://www.countryandfarm.com
-This yurt is owned by a friend and is 4 miles from the farm.

And a frequent student has this offering and will throw in Thursday night for free:

There are rooms at the Star-Lite Motel: www.thestarlitemotel.com Phone is: 845-626-7350 and the www.Chelseamotel.com Phone is 845-626-3551

If you've got an RV, Rondout Valley RV Campground is the place for you.
If a tent is more your style, there are tent sites available nearby at SoHi Campground. 

Workshop discount given to local students who offer to house other students from far away. Discount of $75 given.

A refund of $400 will be given up until July 1, 2016. After that time, no refunds unless your spot can be filled at which point we will refund $400.

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